*PICK OF THE WEEK: Minister | Paddy McCaddy & The Cadillacs | Owen Hackett | Bird Shoes @ The Joiners, 8th September*
3rd September 2018
Local Southampton post-punk boys, Minister, play their first headline show at The Joiners this Saturday, 8th September. After recently releasing their second single, ‘Sympathiser’ (recorded here at Blackhill Studios) mid-August, the band now look to celebrate by hosting their own night of live music.
Their debut track, ‘Take Me’ was featured on Radio 1’s Introducing show back at the start of June, just a week after they closed The Joiners stage at Common People festival.
Paddy McCaddy & The Caddilacs is set to play The Joiners for the first of two dates across September, the second being alongside The Pearl Harts and Valensole.
Owen Hackett is a singer/songwriter from Southampton. Joined by his new backing band, The Bandoliers, Hackett sets to wow The Joiners for the second time since he released his 3rd EP, just a week ago.
The track ‘Free’ from said ‘Moving Fast’ EP was reviewed by Stuart Walker from Gigs and Bands where he said:
“Free reminds a little of Morriseys’ Boxers before morphing more towards Dylan with a tiny smidgeon of Oasis’ Whatever featuring Hacketts’ guitar up front and centre.”
All the way from Bournemouth, Bird Shoes is a post-punk duo comprising of members Robin Clark (Vocals and Guitar) and James Gordelier (Drums).
‘Sarcastic, Noisy post-punk for a modern generation of jokers. With a prominent ‘down to earth’ approach, Bird Shoes lyrics echo personal experiences with a ‘tongue in cheek’ attitude. A play with everyday themes is a sarcastic take-down on modern society. Taking aim at the monotony of the general public’s day-to-day existence. Bird Shoes puts life back into the post-punk band of yesteryear with new eyes and a slick approach.’
Head down to The Brook the day before (Friday 7th September) to see ‘Fleetwood Bac’ – The UK’s first and most authentic tribute show to ‘Fleetwood Mac’.